MFA in Applied Craft and Design Program Welcomes Natalie Chanin
April 06, 2010
MFA in Applied Craft and Design Lecture | Natalie Chanin
“Craft, Identity and Commerce”
Thursday, April 15, 6:30 pm
MFA in Applied Craft and Design Studios at The Bison Building
421 NE 10th Ave. and Glisan St.
Free and open to the public.
PNCA/Cyan PDX Cultural Resident Natalie Chanin will lecture at PNCA as part of the Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Chanin is an Alabama-based artist and designer creating projects that reflect a wide range of disciplines, from sustainable clothing and home furnishings to a limited edition jewelry line. Natalie Chanin is best known for her work as co-founder and designer of Project Alabama, which became known for elaborately embellished and completely hand-sewn garments, made from recycled materials by local artisans and sold in stores around the world.
Her design collective, Alabama Chanin, describes itself as “a lifestyle company that focuses on creating an array of products through focusing on slow design and sustainability.” They craft limited-edition products for the individual and for the home. Their products are hand-made, utilizing a combination of new, organic and recycled materials. Natalie sees herself as a perpetuator of what she calls the “Living Arts.” These Living Arts consist of craft and traditions that have been passed down through generations of women and men — connecting us to our roots, our past, our community, and consequently to our present.
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.